Lighting Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Lighting Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.80 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.78 per hour on the lower end to $24.94 on the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,948 - $64,428

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$11.78 - $24.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,948 - $64,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,071 - $59,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,071 - $59,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $35K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lighting Technicians make a median salary of $45K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $57K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 38%
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